Dr. Kramarich Lumbar Epidural (904) 389-1010

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Dr. Scott Kramarich Riverside Pain Physicians Pain Management Physician Riverside Pain Physicians 7207 Golden Wings Road #100 Jacksonville, Florida 32244 Phone: (904) 389-1010

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http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 Dr. Scott Kramarich Riverside Pain Physicians Pain Management Physician Lumbar Epidural Steroid Treatment Jacksonville, Florida What are Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections?

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What are Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections?:

What are Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections? http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

Fluoroscopic Guidance:

Fluoroscopic Guidance http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 The patient lays face down. A cushion under the stomach area provides comfort and flexes the back. In this position, the spine opens and allows for easier access to the epidural space. A fluoroscope assists the physician in locating the appropriate lumbar vertebra and nerve root. A local anesthetic is used to numb the skin.

Tissue Anesthetized:

Tissue Anesthetized http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 All the tissue down to the surface of the lamina portion of the lumbar vertebra bone is anesthetized. Jacksonville Pain Physician

Larger Needle Inserted:

Larger Needle Inserted http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 The physician slides a thicker needle through the anesthetized track.

Needle Guided to Epidural Space:

Needle Guided to Epidural Space http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 Using the fluoroscope for guidance, the  physician slides the needle toward the epidural space between the L-4 and L-5 vertebra.

Contrast Dye Injected:

Contrast Dye Injected http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 A contrast solution is injected. The physician uses the fluoroscope to see the painful areas and to confirm the correct location of the needle tip. Jacksonville Pain Doctors

Steroids Injected:

Steroids Injected http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 A steroid-anesthetics mix is injected into the epidural space, bathing the painful nerve root with soothing medication.

End of Procedure:

End of Procedure http://www.riversidepainphysicians.com (904) 389-1010 The needle is removed, and a small bandage is applied to cover the tiny needle surface wound. In some cases it may be necessary to repeat the procedure as many as three times to get the full benefit of the medication. Many patients get significant relief from only one or two injections.

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